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[26 Nov 2018 | Comments Off on Canine Principles 2019 Spring Conference]

David is pleased to announce that he will be speaking at the Canine Principles Spring Conference to be held on May 11th and 12th at Cumbria’s Rheged Centre in Penrith, on the subject of Why Do Dogs Behave Dangerously? (and what we can do about it). Tickets are available through Canine Principles’ own website

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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comments]

Cheshire Dog Training School – Saturday 21st February – The Holistic Nature of Canine Behaviour Problems – Weston Primary School, Runcorn, WA7 4RA,
Contact Ami on 07825 119 188 or Mike on 0777 563 4228, or through their website http://www.cheshiredogschool.com/index.htm
Dog Trainers South West – Saturday 21st March – Predatory Chase – Highampton Village Hall, Okehampton, Devon EX21 5LE.
Contact Viv Last on 01308 485416 (dogsatlast@aol.co.uk) or see Seminars for booking form.
Positive Training for Canines – Saturday 11th April – Dogs that Bite & Fight – Otterbourne Village Hall, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET.
Contact Leah at …

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[12 Aug 2014 | No Comments]

The concept of resource control has been around for years, but over those years it seems to have been corrupted. In some cases it became an attempt to control dogs through denying them access to the things they want and need; about “pack leadership” and “status” – which it never should have been.
The idea became so tainted that not long ago questions were asked on the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors’ forum as to why we professional behaviourists were using it (the answer is that we use it because we …

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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comments]
Launch of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council

For the past three years David has been working on behalf of the APBC with other interested parties towards the formation of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), which is being developed to regulate the education and training of those working in the animal behaviour modification sector.

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[18 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Dog Secrets – Out Now

There is no mystical “secret” to training dogs, as professed by some dog trainers. Dog training and owning can be perfected through simple yet effective methods that are well known to science. Illustrated by real life examples of how they have helped others, Dog Secrets explains how understanding these methods can make you a better dog trainer and have a more rewarding relationship with your dog.

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[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
How to control predatory chasing in dogs

My article on stopping dogs from chasing has always been one of my most popular, and the subject matter is one close to my own heart and experience, and I’m delighted to announce that I have published a book on the subject.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 102 Comments]
Why won’t my dog come back?

There is only one reason why anyone’s dog won’t come back when called. It’s because you’re boring…

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[4 Oct 2009 | One Comment]

Dogs learn the right way to behave by experience. What they are rewarded for, they do again. But you can’t tell them, “This sausage is for not jumping up at me when I came in just now”.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments]

Dogs can get the impression that they are in control because they can take charge of many of the small things in the relationship, like when they eat, when they get petted, or when they want to play.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments]

Retrieving is one of the most important games you can play with your dog. It helps with your relationship, because you control a rewarding game; it teaches a dog to leave when you ask; it can help with dogs that chase livestock; it can help relieve anxiety through interactive play